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Richest South Korean Actors and Their Net Worth

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The entertainment industry today has grown leaps and bounds. This has made it easy for many K-Drama actors to rake in millions due to their craft.

Thus, this list below mentions a few names who are considered the richest among their peers due to their net worth.

  1. Kim Soo-Hyun
    Earnings Per Episode: $164,000.
    Net Worth: $25 million.
    The name Kim Soo-Hyun today resonates with almost all K-Drama fans. Famous for his work in a string of successful series, Kim Soo-Hyun is regarded as the most popular and highest-paid actor in the industry. His next venture will be “That Night”, which is a murder mystery.
  2. So Ji-Sub
    Earnings Per Episode: $67,000.
    Net Worth: $24 million.
    Also, known as one of the hard-working actors in the industry today, So Ji-Sub has come a long way. The celebrity started as a jeans model before making it big through multiple hit K-dramas. Apart from his on-screen persona, So Ji-Sub also has a gentlemanly side to him, which has earned him the title “Icon of Consideration”.
  3. Hyun Bin
    Earnings Per Episode: $84,000.
    Net Worth: $14 million.
    All the fans of K-Dramas will surely relate to Hyun Bin. The actor featured in the popular series “My Lovely Sam Soon” which got him instant recognition. However, it was the more recent “Crash Landing On You” series, which catapulted him to soaring popularity. His total net worth as of today is $14 million.
  4. Lee Min-Ho
    Earnings Per Episode: $62,000.
    Net Worth: $13 million.
    One of the best-known stars of the industry today, Lee-Min has gained international stardom. He has numerous K-Dramas under his belt which has made him a famous Hallyu star. With over 22.5 million followers, the actor is considered a veteran in the industry today.
  5. Ji-Chang Wook
    Earnings Per Episode: $50,000.
    Net Worth: $12.5 million.
    Probably, one of the few actors who has done it all. Be it romantic dramas, thrillers, or comedies, Ji-Chang Wook has starred in it all. Apart from being a top-notch actor, he also is a popular singer with many hits under his name. His total net worth is $12.5 million.
  6. Jo In-Sung
    Earnings Per Episode: $67,000.
    Net Worth: $12 million.
    Jo In-Sung is one of the few actors who is in the game for many years now. He first debuted as a model in 1998 before doing K-Dramas. He is best known for his role in “That Winter The Wind Blows”, which gained him immense popularity.
  7. Yoo Ah-In
    Earnings Per Episode: $50,000.
    Net Worth: $12 million.
    Touted as one of the biggest stars today, Yoo Ah-In is known for playing a spectrum of roles. With a total of 1.9 million followers on Instagram, the actor has starred in famous series such as “Sungkyungkwan Scandal”. He is truly one of the richest actors in Korea today.
  8. Lee Jong-Suk
    Earnings Per Episode: $50,000.
    Net Worth: $10 million.
    Lee Jong-Suk is one such actor that has multiple achievements to his name. He first debuted as a model, has acted in many popular dramas, and has recently finished his military training. Currently, his net worth stands at $10 million, making him one of the popular actors.
  9. Lee Seung-Gi
    Earnings Per Episode: $59,000.
    Net Worth: $7 million.
    Famous for his boy-next-door looks, Lee Seung-Gi has starred in some of the best K-Dramas like “My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho”. He has also starred recently in a movie and will be also making his comeback as a singer. His total net worth stands at $7 million.
  10. Song Joong-Ki
    Earnings Per Episode: $50,000.
    Net Worth:  $5 million.
    Song Joong-Ki gained widespread popularity with the series “Descendants of the Sun”. Known for his perfect comic timing, and diverse spectrum of roles, the actor will next be seen in the futuristic drama “Space Sweepers”. With a total net worth of $5 million, he is considered one of the richest actors today in the country.

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Aastha Maheshwari
Aastha Maheshwari, Staff Writer for the CEOWORLD magazine. Aastha has a decade of experience as a journalist and editor working for various magazines, newspapers, and digital publications and is now a Staff Writer at The CEOWORLD magazine. She is passionate about disrupting the status quo and unlocking the business value to create sustainable results. She specialized in reporting on both local and world news, as well as interviewing well-known business leaders, senior management executives, investors, and high net worth individuals. She can be reached on email